Sundance dawlins

If New York magazine is to be believed–and granted, I’m never entirely sure they are–the heroes of this year’s Sundance Film Festival are a couple of scrappy, street-smart Katrina survivors from the Lower 9. In an otherwise lackluster year, Kim and Scott Roberts’ footage of the storm’s onslaught and aftermath, cobbled into a documentary by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal and entitled Trouble the Waters, has captured the attention of media bigwigs and audiences alike. The full story’s here, including a couple of unconvincing minutes of video excerpts. Over on YouTube, there’s some crappy handheld video from the premiere–so crappy that it took mom 30 seconds to realize she’d left the lens cap on–but still:

So perhaps it’s premature, but hooray! Maybe.

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